Warwick Ward

Warwick Ward supply the whole solution for Hatfield Site Services

14th October 2022

Warwick Ward supply the whole solution for Hatfield Site Services
Roy Hatfield Ltd (RHL) is a family-owned company which has been based in Rotherham, South Yorkshire for 50 years.

In recent years, the company has evolved at a fast pace offering bulk commodity supply into heavy industry with an ever-increasing portfolio of secondary and virgin raw materials. Operating from a comprehensively licensed six-acre site the company is able to process thousands of tonnes of materials and industrial wastes. Resourcing, recycling, and reusing industrial wastes and by-products from heavy industry has been a core part of the business for the last 50 years, the business has been built on the core principles of sustainability long before the concept became widely known.

Today the company has four principal areas of operation - Metals and Minerals, Energy, Industrial and Environmental services which includes gypsum recycling, and the recently formed Hatfield Site Services (HSS) that utilises the experience within the business to provide site based, bulk handling and processing services.

HSS has recently been awarded a five-year contract to supply one of its key clients with Gypsum handling services for their plasterboard manufacturing business which supplies the UK and Irish Markets.

This contract is based across the two sites of Ferrybridge and Bristol with HSS managing both 24/7 operations, and handling over 40,000mt’s per week combined.

Warwick Ward (UK distributor for both brands) worked with HSS to supply the handling equipment for both sites which at Ferrybridge included an 821G Evolution and 721G Loading Shovels, a CX180D tracked excavator and a Terex TWH220 Waste Handler to facilitate the rail discharge operations of the 1,500t gypsum trains 2-3 times per week from Hull docks. At Bristol they supplied 2 x 821G Evolution Loading shovels, a CX250D tracked Excavator and other ancillary equipment.

Hatfield also supply recycled gypsum to the client which is transported by road from the Hatfield’s Recycling operation in Rotherham and is renowned in the industry for its high quality.

Supplying correct specification machines:

Warwick Ward realised at the outset that it was important to provide machines with the correct specification to handle the ‘dusty’ environment because of the huge amount of gypsum particulates in the air that can ingress into the machines, therefore extra filtration and extra protection for the cooling packs and a BM Air system to keep the operator safe were specified on all machines.

Further enhancement comes in the shape of the cooling system’s innovative “cube” design which ensures the best cooling efficiency if compared to overlapping radiators in conventional design: all the coolers are simultaneously crossed by the same air flow at the same temperature for increased reliability, preventing overheating failures on engine, transmission, and hydraulics.

Full-Service Coverage:

As all the machines supplied by Warwick Ward have 5-year repair and maintenance contracts these are easily covered by their depots in Barnsley and Alcester providing quick response to any issues.

Gavin Longley - Business Development Director of HSS, commented, “We have worked with our client for a number of years, and we were awarded the contract on the back of our strong service delivery already being a key raw material supplier. We were in a unique position to be able to offer the handling on-site and supply the raw material alongside offering some great synergies to the client to improve safety, efficiency and quality. We also have a long-term relationship with Warwick Ward and they provided great support at specification stage, and the after sales support has also been great. A true partner we can trust and enjoy working with.”

Ashley Ward, joint Managing Director of Warwick Ward, commented, “We have had a fantastic relationship with Hatfield’s which has spanned 40 years! At the beginning my father and Roy Hatfield did business together in the seventies when in those early days our main business was in supplying used equipment.

“Recently I met Roy, and we reminisced over the old days, and I find it brilliant to see Roy’s sons Mark and Grant pushing the business forward in a such a positive way, expanding and diversifying to significant effect.

“With Warwick Ward now firmly established as the largest Case Construction dealer in the UK and also being a main distributor for the Terex Ecotec range, we are more than capable of being a ‘one stop shop’ for Hatfield’s in supplying all the equipment, parts, and service that they require. It has been fantastic for both businesses to continue working together, building on the foundations established over so many years. Long may it continue in the future which hopefully is an exciting one for both companies.”